Chasetown FC failed to derail the title challenge of Shaw Lane as they went down 2-0 on the road.
Despite their lofty aspirations, the hosts offered little in the first half with the two best chances falling to Scholars striker Mitch Piggon.
In the 12th minute he was put through from midfield and keeper Jon Stewart saved the low shot with his legs, then on the half-hour his overhead kick was kept out by the Shaw Lane keeper.
But four minutes into the second half the league leaders took the lead against the run of play when Kieron Lugsden nipped in and diverted the ball past Curtis Pond.
The hosts were awarded a controversial penalty for an apparent raised foot, but Gavin Allott’s spot kick was superbly saved by Pond.
But Shaw Lane doubled their lead in the final minute with a ball over the top that Alex Byrne smashed past Pond from long range.